Jump into Science: Themed Science Fairs
By: Carol Peterson (author)Paperback
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Each of the four themed Science Fair units contains a brief introduction followed by 30 experiments related to that area of science. Illustrations are provided. Simple icons indicate and cross-reference experiments that may be used in other units, to allow additional flexibility for larger classes. Reproducibles include:; Student Planning Sheet; Observation sheet/Data Table; Explanation of the scientific method; Graph, chart, and diagram templates or guidelines; Science fair tips for students. Grades 4-6 Jump into Science provides everything needed to create a themed science fair. Illustrated instructions and checklists for each of the 100 plus experiments are provided, plus ideas for teachers and students to vary experiments for additional scientific discovery. The experiments are written in age-appropriate language so that students can follow and perform them on their own. Each of the four themed units contains a brief introduction followed by 30 experiments related to that area of science.
Simple icons (an atom for physical science, a leaf for life science, an earth for earth science, and a circle of arrows for ecology and resources science) indicate and cross-reference experiments that may be used in other units, to allow additional flexibility for larger classes. To structure a science fair, a teacher chooses one of the four themes and assigns one project to each student. Using the reproducible instructions and templates provided, students complete their science projects and prepare their observations and presentations. Grades 4-6.
Carol Peterson holds a degree in International Relations from the University of California. Over the past ten years, thousands of children have enjoyed the many educational activities she has developed for schools, scouting groups and children's charities. Carol is the author of Jump Back in Time (Teacher Ideas Press, 2004) and Around The World Through Holidays: Cross Curricular Readers Theatre (Teacher Ideas Press, 2005). Carol lives in California with her husband and two teenage children.
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